Beautiful, in Spite of it all!

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 At one point or another, I'm sure we've all complained that our house is way too small.  After taking a look inside Alexandria's Spite House, you may be in awe of how much space you actually do have. 

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, the Spite House was built in 1830 and was designed to keep traffic out of a narrow alley.  The home is two stories, 25 feet deep and 7 feet wide.  With only 325 square feet, it puts many complaints about cramped living spaces to shame.  In fact, the house doesn't even have its own walls - the brick walls of the houses on either side make up the Spite House's interior walls.

The house has been featured on both HGTV and the Oprah Show.  Recently the New York Times took a look inside the Spite House's small, but stylish interior.  To read the entire article and view a slideshow of the house, click here

Now if only the rest of use could figure out how to maximize our small spaces as effectively...  

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Rainmaker
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Jim & Maria Hart
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I definitely could not live in 325 square feet!  I think that house is just a slightly enlarged dollhouse.
April 16, 2008 03:29 PM
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L. Wayne Denton
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There is another one like this on e in Toronto.  I think it is a little deeper, maybe 30 feet and the back "yard" seems to be brighter and some longer.  Anyway, it was shown "For Sale" in the picture I was able to see.  It takes a very creative person to design something like this.  Thanks for letting us see that most of our listings are really big and beautiful. 
April 16, 2008 04:04 PM
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B. Robert
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My home is 1100 square feet.  I find myself complaining quite often about now having enough room... I can't even imagine living in 325 either.

Jennifer - Urban Discoveries Blogger

April 21, 2008 06:55 PM
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